Sunday, January 29, 2006

Tut Systems to Expand IPTV Headend with MPEG-4 AVC at Iowa Network Services

Iowa Network Services (INS) is deploying Tut Systems' Astria content processor (CP) with MPEG-4 AVC encoding and transcoding solutions.
Tut Systems' Astria CP platform today serves as the core video processing system for INS' 177 channel MPEG-2 digital headend currently serving 17 video service providers throughout the state of Iowa. The headend has the potential to serve more than 100 additional service providers. When deployed, the MPEG- 4 AVC headend from INS will yield better picture quality while significantly lowering the bandwidth required for standard definition video and also will deliver up to 20 channels of HDTV when high-definition set-top boxes become available in 2006. Furthermore, it will allow for overall lower system costs, reduced infrastructure requirements and new video applications for the service providers. Financial terms were not disclosed.